Responding to a Republican lobbyist who suggested that gays should be banned from the NFL, Michael Sam told him just what he’d need to do it.

Rather than a “bogus bill”, as was recommended by Jack Burkman, as a way to ban gay men from the NFL, Sam recommended something much more practical – a time machine.

In a statement, Burkman said: “Imagine your son being forced to shower with a gay man. That’s a horrifying prospect for every mom in the country. What in the world has this nation come to?”

Sam responded by tweeting about the request on Monday, saying the only way to get rid of gays in the NFL was to use a time machine.

Referring to the Back to the Future films, Sam said: “Jack Burkman is going to need a Delorian, not some bogus bill, if he wants to prevent gay athletes from being in the locker room.”

He may be satisfied, however as reports already suggest that Burkman has already lost one high-profile client since making the comments.